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Total Remuneration for Auditor-General Set Down

January 11, 2021

The Presidency

The total remuneration for the Auditor-General has been set down.

The presidency published the salary and allowance in Government Gazette 44039.

The Auditor-General receives total remuneration of R5 080 604 with effect from 1 April 2019.

Other salary determinations published in December include:

• Notice 1417 – salaries and allowances of members of Financial and Fiscal Commission – chairperson receives R1 880 736;
• Notice 1419 – salaries and allowances of members of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities – Chairperson receives R1 354 773 while Commissioners receive R1 023 870.

In Gazette 44029, the presidency published two proclamations on matters referred to the Special Investigating Unit:

• Proclamation 39 – investigation into the affairs of the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality;
• Proclamation 40 – amendment of proclamation 4 on State Information Technology Agency investigation.

Meanwhile, during December, the presidency, in a statement, gave feedback on ongoing discussions with Liberation Struggle War Veterans and Military Veterans.

“The President expressed satisfaction with the progress that has been made by the High Level Task Team in coming up with solutions to the grievances the Liberation Struggle War Veterans and Military Veterans have raised with government.”

In another statement, the presidency announced the appointment of recently retired Justice Sirajudien Desai as the Legal Services Ombud.

Judge Desai will serve a seven-year term.

Members of the inaugural Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission have also been appointed with effect from 17 December 2020.

In a statement, the presidency pointed out that the Commission is tasked with advising on South Africa’s climate change response.

“This includes mitigation and adaptation to climate change and its associated impacts. It will furthermore provide independent monitoring and review of South Africa’s progress in meeting its emissions reduction and adaptation goals.”